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Police announce two more arrests in St. Pete strip club shooting

Three arrests have been made in connection with the fatal April 2 shooting that took place outside the Sugar Room at 1239 Fourth St. S. James Williams, 24 (left), was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder on April 6. Rodriguez Green, 24 (center), was taken into custody April 18, faces a charge of second-degree murder under the felony murder statute. Collins, 23, who was arrested April 13, faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
Three arrests have been made in connection with the fatal April 2 shooting that took place outside the Sugar Room at 1239 Fourth St. S. James Williams, 24 (left), was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder on April 6. Rodriguez Green, 24 (center), was taken into custody April 18, faces a charge of second-degree murder under the felony murder statute. Collins, 23, who was arrested April 13, faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
Published Apr. 26, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG — Two more arrests were made recently in connection with the April 2 shooting death of a man outside an unlicensed adult entertainment venue on Fourth Street S, police said.

Rodriguez Green, 24, of Largo and Darius Trennell Collins, 23, of Clearwater both face charges in connection to the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Jermaine Long outside the Sugar Room at 1239 Fourth St. S, according to St. Petersburg police. Another man was also injured in the incident.

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Collins, who was arrested April 13, faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Green, who was taken into custody April 18, faces a charge of second-degree murder under the felony murder statute.

Police officials said detectives wanted to ensure they weren't going to make any additional arrests before publicizing the arrests of Green and Collins. The first arrest in the case was made April 5 when police took James Williams, 24, into custody on a charge of first-degree murder.

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Collins was booked into the Pinellas County jail and later released after posting $20,000 bail, according to federal prosecutors. Green and Williams are both being held without bail. Williams's arrest resulted in his bail being revoked on several previous charges including battery on a law enforcement officer, domestic battery and kidnapping.